TURKEY - Souvenir of R.A.F. at Constantinople 1922-1923. [ Portsmouth, W. H. Barrell Ltd., 1923].
8vo. Original RAF colour moiré cloth, front cover with RAF emblem and lettered in gilt; pp. 63, numerous illustrations after photographs and drawings, entirely printed in sepia on glossy paper stock; wire stitching a bit oxidised, light fading and spotting to cloth; a very good copy.
First edition, privately printed and extremely rare. This is a collection of memoirs of RAF officers who had served in Turkey when Lieutenant General Sir Charles Harington Harington was im command of the Army of the Black Sea and in charge of the 28th Division stationed in Constantinople and when British forces supported the Greeks against Ataturk, who tried to consolidate modern Turkey.
Not in COPAC or OCLC; a Turkish auction house had it once, stating that they had never seen it before and put on an estimate of €390.